A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship | Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Legendary duo Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades. In a raw, tender and wide-ranging conversation hosted by Pat Mitchell, the three discuss longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendship, what it means to live well and women's role in future of our planet. "I don't even know what I would do without my women friends," Fonda says. "I exist because I have my women friends."

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  • alex Goodmornin
    alex Goodmornin  14 hours ago

    1. Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin remind me two clowns that they know place where they can dance.  Latin American, Mexica, Africa, Middle East and Asia, Russia - all countries in those places do harm and poison effect to the earth, and only  the United States and some European countries taking some measurements. Why at age 82 Jane Fonda realistically will not help the earth and stop looking for easy targets as the US .
    2. Another thing:  Why Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin do nothing to help AMERICAN Homeless people, even in Los Angeles California ??? Jane Fonda always touching global problems, but never does individual issue.

  • MuSiC LoVeR
    MuSiC LoVeR  20 hours ago

    im a homosexual and i agree and the ones who disliked this video did not listen to a word these two women said

  • bona bana printo
    bona bana printo  2 days ago

    I absolutely loved that

  • Joseph Blood
    Joseph Blood  2 days ago

    I agree with Jane so much about how boys and girls are born the same but patriarchy and society teach little boys that they have to “man up” and repress emotion, don’t ask for help, you have to like this and do that etc and that is why we don’t live longer, we keep everything internally on our shoulders and bottle most things up and don’t express and live the same way women do - but I think that’s slowly changing and evolving now In our society, it’s being less forced and expressed on little boys to bottle things up, you can like sports and action men or you can like dancing and barbies and it’s becoming accepted and the conversation is changing and widening - the suicide rate for men under 40 is astronomical and it’s slowly lowering as more things are being put in place to help and support men

  • James A
    James A  2 days ago

    They definitely made the most of this crappy Ted talk

  • ricardo emediato
    ricardo emediato  2 days ago

    I don't think , here in Brazil , it worked like that. We show affection for one another , we care about . It's cultural we can hug and even kiss men friendships without seemed to be gay, even though I am.

  • Lívia Lages
    Lívia Lages  3 days ago

    ♥️ Jane and Lily ♥️

  • Cheryl Holt
    Cheryl Holt  4 days ago

    Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.

    The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho LoPrison, the "Hanoi Hilton."

    Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American "peace activist" the "lenient and humane treatment" he'd received.

    He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward onto the camp commandant 's feet, which sent that officer berserk.

    In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden baton.

    From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the "Hanoi Hilton". . . The first three of which his family only knew he was "missing in action." His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and clothed routine in preparation for a "peace delegation" visit.

    They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: "Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?" and "Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?" Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.

    She took them all without missing a beat. . . At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper...
    Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that day.

    I was a civilian economic development adviser in Vietnam, and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.

    I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia; and one year in a 'black box' in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Banme Thuot, South Vietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)

    We were Jane Fonda's "war criminals."

    When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with her. I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs received. . . and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as "humane and lenient."

    Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched with a large steel weight placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane.

    I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She never did answer me.

    These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of "100 Years of Great Women." Lest we forget. . . "100 Years of Great Women" should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots.

    There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up on her computer, and she needs to know that we will never forget.
    - Barbara Walters

  • Scott Nero
    Scott Nero  4 days ago

    Bullshit. Men are not eliminated from the word. Men are supposed to appease women.

  • Gayle Mora
    Gayle Mora  4 days ago

    I think it’s women friends and hobbies. Thank you youtube

  • Betsy Mordino
    Betsy Mordino  5 days ago

    What kind of energy saving vehicle does Jane Fonda Drive and Lily Tomlin if she does?

  • 코_크
    코_크  5 days ago

    Thank you for your very exisitence, thank you for your conviction, thank you for your life you've been lived.

  • Varus J
    Varus J  5 days ago

    That was an odd transition into environmentalism..

  • Baby Pudge
    Baby Pudge  5 days ago

    What a head of hair!

  • Juliana Cornejo
    Juliana Cornejo  6 days ago

    I love both, there are amazing. Thanks for sharing the interview.

  • Mrs. Greene
    Mrs. Greene  7 days ago +1

    I love the facelifts of these two old ladies Janey and Lily.

  • Naheed Gul Maliky

    Heyyyy I don't have a single women friend in fact don't like to keep women friend all of my friends are men and I am a woman of 31 years old what is the psychological point behind this can any one explain to me please????

  • Ams L
    Ams L  7 days ago

    I am so Glad I have you parallel Aging alongside me

  • Inkter P
    Inkter P  14 days ago

    Just realized that grace and frankie are basically extreme versions of themselves
    Also who’s here in 2020

  • Sonja Mason
    Sonja Mason  14 days ago

    -HAitiansDoItBetter😇